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The nationality of Merritt can be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Merritt may be in dispute depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Merritt Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Merritt come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many names like Merritt are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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Last names like Merritt transform in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries across time. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Merritt were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Merritt. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Merritt last name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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